Is Watermelon Good For You?

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I believe your pregnant body lets you know what it needs and what it doesn’t need, hence the reason I couldn’t stand the taste or smell of coffee or wine during the first trimester. I craved red meat during my pregnancy Madelyn like a T rex, and then found out I was anemic. When I was pregnant with Lorelei, I had an incessant craving for watermelon. Based on this and nothing else, I think it must be good for you.

Here are the watermelon nutrition facts:

  1. It is a fruit, so of course it is good for you.
  2. It is almost 92% water, (aptly named) so you get hydration, and a feeling of fullness.
  3. It is low in calories.
  4. It contains fiber, which aids digestion, weight loss and is an important dietary staple for a healthy heart.
  5. It is full of vitamin C & A, contains B vitamins and potassium and magnesium. These provide you with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits. Vitamins A and C are also great for your hair and nails.
  6. There is some evidence that citrulline, an amino acid in watermelon, helps muscle soreness after exercise.

On top of all the health benefits, it is such a crowd pleaser. I don’t think I ever met a kid who turned down a slice!


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Author: Karen Latimer

Karen is a Family Physician, Wellness Coach, and founder of Tips From Town. She is passionate about sharing her medical expertise, her coaching techniques and her parenting experience to encourage happier and healthier lives.


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